Gold! The 1896 discovery in Canada's far north made headlines the following summer when steamships docked in San Francisco and Seattle loaded with "Klondike Millionaires" and tons of gold. Within weeks, 100,000 men, women, and, children raced for the rowdy ports of Skagway and Dyea, gateways to the infamous Chilkoot and White Passes.
Follow the stampeders to Alaska and down the mighty Yukon River to Dawson City, where visions of wealth were washed away by the reality that earlier prospectors had already staked the rich claims. Historic hand-tinted photographs present a moving account of "The Last Great Adventure," the Klondike Gold Rush.